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Wellfleet. White Crest Beach to Duck Pond. the long way

Old 08-15-21, 07:51 PM
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Wellfleet. White Crest Beach to Duck Pond. the long way

not sure I really want to share these favorite special places. so let's just keep this one under our collective hats, shall we? not a great video maker but I'll enjoy watching this during the winter months. they usually look better small, I think, like on a phone, but full screen on my computer at home is good. just not sure what youtube will deliver. so hot, so humid & I didn't have it in my legs that day. cudda been so many things. but it was an epic 5 hrs I'll remember & maybe tackle again. or maybe just part of it
such a rich area for riding. when I was younger, used to go 4-wheeling on most of these same trails, & many others in the area. now it's fun but harder to ride them on a bike. 40 yrs older doesn't make it easier either

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Old 08-16-21, 01:34 PM
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I always wondered about those trails, and the unpaved, unnamed roads on the other side of 'the highway'

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/41.9516/-70.0167

Lots you can learn from scouting online maps but as my recent experience in NH shows, even something marked as a rail trail could be completely unrideable on thinner tires due to a fresh unpacked dirt/sand surface so local eyes are always helpful
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I always wondered about those trails, and the unpaved, unnamed roads on the other side of 'the highway'

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/41.9516/-70.0167

Lots you can learn from scouting online maps but as my recent experience in NH shows, even something marked as a rail trail could be completely unrideable on thinner tires due to a fresh unpacked dirt/sand surface so local eyes are always helpful
oh wow! what an amazing map site! thank you! I was able to zoom in & identify exactly most of the trails I took, because it's fresh in my memory. I have photos of specific intersections. I can circle them or number them & then post a photo of the exact spot. also, you know I looked at the back end of the parking lot for a trail starting there & I saw some sandy patches but they didn't look like entry points. maybe they evolved & closed up. I might look again




but wow! someone or group of ppl really worked hard on that!

I've poked around a lot of the old Jeep trails w/ various 4x4s even my Chevy Citation but exploring the single tracks on a bike has been a whole new fun project. last summer I explored the cliff trails in Wellfleet & Truro but also some over by the bay
good place to retire w/ a bike! thanks again for the map link! gonna have fun with that!

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
oh wow! what an amazing map site! thank you! I was able to zoom in & identify exactly most of the trails I took, because it's fresh in my memory. I have photos of specific intersections. I can circle them or number them & then post a photo of the exact spot. also, you know I looked at the back end of the parking lot for a trail starting there & I saw some sandy patches but they didn't look like entry points. maybe they evolved & closed up. I might look again
Wait, you didn't know about OSM? It's open-source mapping, anyone can add/modify things. I've been adding/improving trails for a while! It can be hit-or-miss in terms of actual access (overgrown, sometimes private, etc.). Lots of services uses the underlying maps, OsmAnd is a great smartphone app for example.
There's also a cycle layer https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=1....0418&layers=C
And this cool site that shows 'relations' - routes: https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/....4251!-71.1964

TrailForks is a good resource too but it's more MTB-oriented with actual official trails: https://www.trailforks.com/region/un...&lon=-70.00443
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Wait, you didn't know about OSM? It's open-source mapping, anyone can add/modify things. I've been adding/improving trails for a while! It can be hit-or-miss in terms of actual access (overgrown, sometimes private, etc.). Lots of services uses the underlying maps, OsmAnd is a great smartphone app for example.
There's also a cycle layer https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=1....0418&layers=C
And this cool site that shows 'relations' - routes: https://cycling.waymarkedtrails.org/....4251!-71.1964
TrailForks is a good resource too but it's more MTB-oriented with actual official trails: https://www.trailforks.com/region/un...&lon=-70.00443
I knew about & used TrailForks. I'm just learning about OSM! I love it!
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I always wondered about those trails, and the unpaved, unnamed roads on the other side of 'the highway'
the Old King's Highway? or route 6? ever been down Bound Brook Island Road?


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